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2013

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General 2013-2014


Director

Submission Application: will begin January 2, 2013
Start Date :June 1,2014
Institution: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research - (AIAR)
Location: Jerusalem
E-mail Submission: emc@duke.edu

The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR) welcomes applications for the position of Director beginning June 1, 2014. The mission of the Albright is to develop and disseminate scholarly knowledge of the literature, history, and culture of the Near East, as well as the study of the development of civilization from prehistory to the early Islamic period.

The Director is the chief executive officer of the Institute, responsible for the fellows' program, budget, management of the staff and physical plant in Jerusalem, and fundraising. The Albright Institute seeks candidates who are leaders in the fields of Near Eastern Studies and/or related fields, including archaeology, biblical studies, history, museology, and religious studies. The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen and have administrative and grant-writing skills, and some experience in fundraising. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2013; preliminary interviews will be held in early spring; in-person interviews will be conducted at the spring meeting of the Trustees in Indianapolis April 19-21, 2013.

The search committee requests a letter of application, a full CV along with the name of three references. All communications should be sent to the chair of the committee, Eric M. Meyers, electronically to emc@duke.edu, or by hard copy to Box 90964, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0964, marked "Albright Search Committee." Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The Albright Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and all candidates will be considered on the basis of their individual qualifications irrespective of religion, gender, and race. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be based on individual experience and qualifications.


Comite national de la recherche scientifique

Section n°31 : Humankinds and environments: evolution, interactions
Section n°32 : Ancient and medieval worlds
Section n°34 : Language Sciences



Head, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Institution: New York University
Website: http://library.nyu.edu/about/jobs.html#ISAW

New York University seeks a qualified individual to lead the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World [ISAW] is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries - art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others - to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.

The ISAW Library supports the research and curricular needs of ISAW's faculty, resident and visiting scholars, and graduate students. The ISAW Library and its staff have been built to suit the needs of scholars in the 21st century, embracing both traditional and digital collections and methods, and taking advantage of new techniques for access, delivery and collection building. The Head Librarian works closely with the Institute Director, faculty, and Associate Director for Digital Programs to deliver and enhance information resources and library services that support the interdisciplinary work of ISAW. Those interdisciplinary programs also require that the Librarian work collaboratively with other libraries at NYU and in the New York area, as well as with digital publishers, aggregators, and catalogers worldwide, to insure that the ISAW community, both locally and globally, has access to the broadest possible range of scholarly content. Such collaboration is also essential in the context of collections development to ensure that the ISAW Library complements and extend, rather than duplicates, the extraordinary range of resources New York's cultural institutions make available to researchers.

The Head of the ISAW Library, reporting jointly to the Director of Collections and Research Services in NYU's Division of Libraries and to the Director of ISAW, is responsible for all aspects of the Library's operations, including oversight of access and research services, development of the Library's print and digital collections, liaison with other NYU Libraries departments (including technical services and the NYU Digital Library team), and liaison with ISAW's user community. The staff of the Library includes an Assistant Head and three catalogers. The incumbent will be responsible for the Library's close collaborative relationship with other NYU Libraries, including the Institute of Fine Arts Library on East 78th Street and the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square. The incumbent will also maintain close working relationships with other libraries in the New York area, such as the Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and the libraries of Columbia University.


April 2014


Oriel and Laing Professorship of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture (Oxford)

Submission Application: Monday 14 April 2014
Start Date (estimated): 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter
Institution: UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp/



March 2014


Vacancy for Tenure-Track Position-in Hebrew Language

Submission Application: 15 March 2014
Start Date (estimated): position will begin in the academic year 2014-15 or 2015-16
Institution: Tel Aviv University - The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities
Location: Tel Aviv
E-mail Submission: tamarsovran@gmail.com

The Department of Hebrew Culture Studies at Tel Aviv University is calling for applicants for a position in the field of Hebrew Language Employment for advertised position will begin in the academic year 2014-15 or 2015-16, and is open to candidates who currently hold a doctorate or will receive their doctorate prior to the period of employment.

This appointment offers the possibility of tenure following a trial period. The position requires competence in the use of Hebrew as a language of instruction, and the ability to conduct independent research and scholarly projects in one or several of the diverse fields of research and instruction in which the department specialises either diachronic - from Classical Hebrew to Modern Hebrew, or thematic - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, socio-linguistics or psycho-linguistics.

Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel Aviv University and are subject to the approval of University authorities.

The academic rank will be determined according to the qualifications of the applicant.

Please send a CV, list of publications and selected publications to:
Professor Tamar Sovran
The Department of Hebrew Culture Studies
Tel Aviv 6997801 Tel Aviv University
or by email to
tamarsovran@gmail.com
Also required: letters of recommendation from three senior scholars.
The letters should be sent directly by their writers to the aforementioned address.

Applications should be received no later than 15 March 2014.

The position is open for candidates without any discrimination on grounds of gender, nationality or ethnic origins. The appointment will be based solely on the candidate's qualifications and the department's needs. The department, the faculty or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.




Language Teaching Officer in Hebrew

Submission Application: Wednesday, 5th March, 2014
Start Date (estimated): 1 October 2014
Salary: Salary: £33,562- £45,053 (Grade 8)
Institution: University of Cambridge - Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Website: http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/general_info/jobs/hebrew-lto.html
E-mail Submission: recruitment@ames.cam.ac.uk




February 2014


POSTDOCS: in History, Theology, Jewish Studies or Religious Studies (Munich)

Submission Application: February 14, 2014
Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat
Location: Munchen
Website: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48277
E-mail Submission: igk@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Archaeology of Israel (Tel Aviv)

Submission Application: by March 1st, 2014
Start Date (estimated): October 1, 2014
Institution: The Department of Archaeology & Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Tel Aviv University
Location: Tel Aviv
E-mail Submission: barkaran@post.tau.ac.il

The Department of Archaeology & Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track (or tenured) position in Archaeology of Israel (All periods, apart from Prehistoric Archaeology), effective from October 1, 2014.

The position requires teaching in Hebrew mandatory and elective courses (at the B.A. and M.A. degree levels) and the ability to conduct independent archaeological research in these fields. The elected candidate is expected to initiate or co-direct a significant field project within the first four years of the position.

Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities.

Candidates must hold a PhD, a substantial publication record as well as field experience. Applications should send their applications including a CV, a list of publications, a detailed statement of research interests and teaching plans (up to 1,500 words) to Professor Ran Barkai, Chairperson, Department of Archaeology & Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, by March 1st, 2014, by post or by email: barkaran@post.tau.ac.il and arrange for three letters of recommendation from senior scholars to be sent directly this address.

The position is open for candidates without any discrimination based on gender, nationality or ethnic origins. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and the Department needs. Tel Aviv University is not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.


President, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Submission Application: 14 February 2014
Start Date (estimated): September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
Institution: OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES
Website: http://eurojewishstudies.org/jobs/position-available-president-oxford-centre-for-hebrew-and-jewish-studies/
E-mail Submission: hugh.williamson@orinst.ox.ac.uk



January 2014


Perilman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Application: Sat, 02/01/2014
Start Date (estimated): 2014-2015 academic year
Salary: $39,264 (US) per year
Institution: The Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University
Location: Durham, NC
Website: http://postdoc.duke.edu/perilman-postdoctoral-fellowship
E-mail Submission: serena.elliott@duke.edu


Uppsala Post-Doc in Hebrew Bible

Submission Application: January 15, 2014
Start Date (estimated): April 1, 2014
Institution: Department of Theology
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Website: http://hypotyposeis.org/weblog/2013/12/uppsala-post-doc-in-hebrew-bible.html


Open Rank Position in Hebrew Bible (Penn State)

Submission Application: January 31, 2014
Start Date (estimated): August, 2014
Institution: Penn State
Location:: Pennsylvania (USA)
Website: http://sites.psu.edu/humanitiesda/.
Submit online: http://www.la.psu.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/open-positions/
E-mail Submission: sjm1@psu.edu

Tenure Track (Open Rank) Faculty Position in Hebrew Bible Department: Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Rank: Tenure/Tenure Track

The Penn State Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of the Liberal Arts seek applicants for an open-rank, tenure-track appointment in Hebrew Bible, to begin in August, 2014. This appointment is divided between the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Jewish Studies Program; the tenure home will be in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. Senior scholars may be eligible for appointment to a named chair in Jewish Studies.

Applications are welcome from candidates with active research in any area of Hebrew Bible.

The department embraces the entire Mediterranean world in antiquity within its purview and therefore welcomes candidates who can contribute to dialogue across the fields of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies. The successful applicant should demonstrate an active research agenda and teaching excellence.

Requirements include teaching experience for at least three years beyond the Ph.D. and evidence of scholarly publications. Ability to teach lower-level survey courses is also essential. The capacity to contribute to the Humanities in a Digital Age (HDA) Initiative in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State is also desirable, though not required. For information on the HDA Initiative, go to: http://sites.psu.edu/humanitiesda/.

Submit online http://www.la.psu.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/open-positions/ a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (including contact information for three references), a sample of scholarly writing (no more than thirty pages), and evidence of teaching accomplishments. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to the Biblical Studies Search Committee, c/o Sandra Moyer, at sjm1@psu.edu Applications received by January 31, 2014 are assured of consideration; however, all dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

2013

December 2013


Hebrew Bible, Associate or Full Professor

Submission Application: Review of applications will begin on December 15th
Institution: Vanderbilt University Divinity School
E-mail Submission: marie.mcentire@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University Divinity School invites applications for a tenured position in Hebrew Bible, at the rank of associate or full professor, with a possible active role in various departments of Arts and Sciences, including Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Classical Studies. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to canonical studies, Ancient Near Eastern studies, philology, contextual hermeneutics, and Mishnaic Hebrew. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda and body of publications, demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring to bring to masters and doctoral-level programs in a pluralistic setting (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php ), and a record of service to academic institutions and professional organizations. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as .pdf, .doc or .docx files) to marie.mcentire@vanderbilt.edu, asking three recommenders likewise to send letters to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on December 15th. Personal inquiries and confidential nominations may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Bruce Morrill (bruce.morrill@vanderbilt.edu). Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups in the profession are encouraged to apply. Note: Vanderbilt is concurrently conducting a junior-level (tenure-track) search in Hebrew Bible. Interested parties are invited to refer to that position opening.


November 2013


Early Christian Near Eastern languages, literature, and history

Submission Application: From now untill November 1
Start Date (estimated): August 2014
Institution: Catholic University of America
Location: Washington
Website: http://semitics.cua.edu
E-mail Submission: cooke@cua.edu

The Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Catholic University of America invites applications for a tenure track position, to begin in August 2014, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in early Christian Near Eastern languages, literature, and history. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of Syriac grammar and literature, and preferably Classical Arabic as well. Knowledge of additional ancient Semitic languages, such as Hebrew and Aramaic, and other Christian Near Eastern languages, such as Coptic and Armenian, is a plus.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate, with an excellent record of teaching, publishing, research, and service, or the promise of these, commensurate with experience. Responsibilities will include: teaching graduate courses and seminars in Syriac language and literature, the history of the Christian Near East, and other languages within the candidate's competence; advising students in the Department; participation in activities within the Department and allied programs and units within the University (including the possibility of undergraduate teaching on occasion); conducting and directing research in the languages and literatures of the Christian Near East.

The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and will make a significant contribution to the university's mission and goals. CUA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, writing sample (no longer than 30 pages), and three letters of recommendation to the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, 35 Mullen Library, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064. Electronic submissions are also welcomed; these should be sent to Edward M. Cook, Department Chair, at cooke@cua.edu. Information about the Department and its programs is available athttp://semitics.cua.edu The committee will begin screening applications immediately and continue until November 1. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion-Society of Biblical Literature in Baltimore, November 23-26.




Several tenure-track posts

Submission Application: 3 November 2013
Institution: Hebrew University
Website: https://ttp.ekmd.huji.ac.il
E-mail Submission: mayabe@savion.huji.ac.il



Religius Professor of Hebrew

Submission Application: Monday 18 November 2013
Start Date (estimated): 1st September 2014
Institution: Oxford University
Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/global/wwwoxacuk/localsites/currentvacancies/furtherparticularsforprofessorships/Regius_Professorship_of_Hebrew__%5B071013%5D.pdf
E-mail Submission: thomas.hall@orinst.ox.ac.uk



Hebrew Bible Assistant Professor

Submission Application: November 25th
Institution: Vanderbilt University Divinity School
E-mail Submission: marie.mcentire@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University Divinity School invites applications for the position, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible (tenure track). Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to canonical studies, Ancient Near Eastern studies, philology, contextual hermeneutics, and Mishnaic Hebrew. The successful candidate will have competence in teaching a broad range of students at both the masters and doctoral levels within a pluralistic setting (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php), as well as a strong research and publication agenda. Doctorate must be in hand at time of application. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as .pdf, .doc or .docx files) to marie.mcentire@vanderbilt.edu, asking three recommenders likewise to send letters to the same email address.

Review of applications will begin on November 25th. Teleconference interviews of considered applicants will be conducted on December 11th. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups in the profession are encouraged to apply. Note: Vanderbilt is concurrently conducting a senior-level (tenured) search in Hebrew Bible. Interested parties are invited to refer to that position opening.


October 2013




Director of the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL)

Submission Application: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013
Job posting number: : 093275
Institution: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Location: USA
Website: http://jobs.uchicago.edu
E-mail Submission: oi-administration@uchicago.edu

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for a position to lead the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL), a leading research and training program that seeks to understand the ancient cultures of this region through a longitudinal study of its landscapes. This is accomplished via the systematic collection of contemporary and historical spatial data, the development of new methodologies for analyzing the data and facilitation of other researchers' field projects in the utilization of these technologies, methods, and data sets.

Applicants must have expertise and field experience directing archaeological surface surveys and landscape archaeology projects in the Near East/Egypt. In addition, applicants must have expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: geomorphology, remote sensing, geography, or quantitative modeling of settlement systems. Experience in grant writing is highly desirable. The successful applicant is expected to teach up to two courses per year on survey and other aspects of landscape archaeology. A Ph.D. is required.

To apply for this position, please apply online at the University of Chicago's job posting website at http://jobs.uchicago.edu

Inquiries can be directed to oi-administration@uchicago.edu with the subject heading "CAMEL Director Search."

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies - Tenure Track

Submission Application: October 1st, 2013
Institution: School of Theology & Religious Studies - Biblical Studies
Location: Washington
Website: http://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm
E-mail Submission: CUA-STRS-JOBS@cua.edu

The Catholic University of America invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biblical Studies, with specialization in Deuterocanonical Books and Septuagint Studies. Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate; dissertation and thesis supervision; and service on committees. The successful candidate must possess a doctorate in area of specialization prior to appointment and demonstrate competence in appropriate languages. Pontifical degrees are encouraged.

Please send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, samples of publications and/or other written work, as well as three letters of recommendation from senior scholars to: Chair, Search Committee, Biblical Studies; School of Theology & Religious Studies; The Catholic University of America; Washington, DC 20064. Selected candidates will be asked for a statement indicating how the applicant's research and teaching would advance the university's mission (seehttp://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm). We will begin reviewing applications on October 1st. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For any questions please email CUA-STRS-JOBS@cua.edu.

The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and will make a significant contribution to the university's mission and goals. CUA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assistant professorship in classical Judaism

Submission Application: by October 15, 2013
Position Number: AA3540
Institution: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies- College of Arts and Sciences
Location: Washington
Website: http://www.washington.edu/admin/acadpers/ads/aa3540.html
E-mail Submission: jsis@uw.edu

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in classical Judaism. Possible areas of specialization include rabbinics, medieval commentarial literature, medieval philosophy, Jewish mysticism or Jewish law. The ideal candidate will study the Jewish religious and textual tradition within a broader cultural and comparative context. We expect this hire to play an integral role in the Samuel and Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program, a nationally renowned program whose mission includes community engagement, outstanding scholarship, and exploring the integration of Jewish Studies and digital technologies. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Comparative Religion program and to the interdisciplinary curriculum of the Jackson School.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, teaching four courses per academic year over three quarters. A PhD or foreign equivalent by date of appointment is strongly preferred. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2013.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation for consideration. Materials should be sent by email to: jsis@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.




Jewish Thought and Culture

Submission Application: From October 28, 2013
Institution: The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
Website: http://www.nd.edu

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications a full-time tenure-track position in Jewish thought and culture at the rank of assistant professor. Period and area of specialization is open. We seek an accomplished scholar who can teach broadly about Jewish religion, culture, literature and history within a department of theology, as well as offering more specialized courses in her or his area of expertise. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will be sympathetic to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence founded on its Catholic identity.

Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and members of under-represented ethnic groups. The University particularly seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

A complete application will include a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Materials in the form of email attachments may be sent to theo@nd.edu, but should be followed by printed copies via U.S. Mail or other carrier, sent to Professor J. Matthew Ashley, Chair, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.


September 2013



Post-biblical Judaism - Assistant Professor-9 month appointment

Submission Application: begins on September 3, 2013
Start Date (estimated): 08/11/2014
Institution: Missouri State University
Location: Missouri
Website: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm
E-mail Submission: http://jobs.missouristate.edu:80/postings/9541

The Department of Religious Studies anticipates an August 2014 opening for an assistant professor specializing in post-biblical Judaism, tenure eligible. The department is particularly interested in scholars of rabbinic, medieval, or early modern Judaism, whose research interests engage fields such as classical texts and/or biblical commentary, gender studies, or interreligious encounter. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and M.A. courses in Judaism and will regularly teach one of the department's survey courses. The candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda and provide service to the department, college, and university.

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.


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August 2013


Full Professorship (W2) in Near Eastern Archaeology

Institution: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat
Location: Frankfurt am Main
Website: http://www2.uni-frankfurt.de/45303014/fb09
E-mail Submission: Dekanat-FB09@em.uni-frankfurt.de

The Institute for Archaeological Sciences (Department I) at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main invites applications for a full professorship (W2) in Near Eastern Archaeology starting as soon as possible.


Assistant Professor - Late Antiquity & Rabbinic

Submission Application: Open until filled with the review of applications to being on December 15, 2012
Academic Year: 2013
Institution: Brooklyn College
Website: ttps://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
E-mail Submission: You can apply on the site



Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies

Where: UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin December 10 and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.
Contact information: cjs@humnet.ucla.edu

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the 2013-14 academic year.

The position is open-rank, and we will consider post-doctoral fellows as well as junior and senior professors. The duration of the appointment will depend on rank, and includes the prospect of a full-year postdoctoral appointment. The successful candidate will be in residence at UCLA during the tenure of the appointment and is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her field of expertise. The candidate's research could focus on any dimension of the experience of Jews, including their interaction with other peoples and cultures, in the Mediterranean basin.

A letter of application, along with a CV, names of three recommenders, proposed length of stay at UCLA, and a list of prospective course offerings, should be sent by email to:
Viterbi Professor Committee
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
cjs@humnet.ucla.edu
The University of California is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies

Submission Application: before December 1, 2012
Academic Year: August, 2013
Where: Jewish Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University
Website: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/


The Jewish Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies, a tenured position that will begin in August, 2013. Established faculty in all areas of Jewish Studies are invited to apply, but one of the following fields is preferred: Judaism in the Hellenistic/Roman Periods; Modern Israeli/Middle Eastern History; or American Jewish History (Early Modern or Modern). Applicants should currently hold the rank of associate professor or professor. Tenure would be granted in another Liberal Arts field depending on the successful candidate's expertise, for example, history or classics and ancient Mediterranean studies.

While the particular area of research specialization is open, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of research and publications that forge connections across traditional disciplinary boundaries and new fields of inquiry. We seek a distinguished scholar with a dynamic research agenda, who will play a leadership role in our growing program. Excellent teaching abilities and a strong interest in teaching courses at all levels are essential.

Applications received on or before December 1, 2012 will be guaranteed full review.

Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the following Web site: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Please send a letter of application describing both current and future research and teaching/mentoring experience; a full CV, including the names and contact information of three references, and representative publications.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


Marsha and Jay Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies

Academic Year: 2013
Where: The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Website: http://www.hfa.ucsb.edu/academics_jewishstudies.html
Mail: jewishstudiessearch@LTSC.ucsb.edu

The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites nominations and applications for a new endowed chair in Jewish Studies. We seek an outstanding scholar and dedicated teacher to be the first Marsha and Jay Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies. This recruitment takes place in the context of a new Jewish Studies Initiative, supported by the Marsha and Jay Glazer Jewish Studies Program Endowment, the Irving and Pat Glazer Graduate Fellowship Endowment, the Bluma Appel Jewish Studies Fund, and other funds.


Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Submission Application: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012
Academic Year: Fall of 2013
Where: The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
Website:facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51098


The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israelite history and religion at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall of 2013. Broad knowledge of the ancient Near Eastern background of the Bible and post-biblical interpretive traditions, and a willingness to play an active role in Penn's Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Ancient Studies are desirable.

Prospective candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. degree by the start of the appointment and have a firm and continuing commitment to both research and teaching. The teaching obligations of the post will consist of offering four courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including specialized courses based on texts in the original languages and more generalized courses taught in translation. The faculty member will also be responsible for overseeing language courses in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. Candidates are to apply at:
facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51098 . Include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and sample publications. Also include the contact information of three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012, and the process will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Females/Individuals with disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.




Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds

Submission Application: by November 1, 2012
Academic Year: August, 2013
Where: Department Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies Program
College of the Liberal Arts
Website: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/

The Penn State Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Jewish Studies Program seek applicants for an open-rank, tenure-track appointment in Judaism of the Hellenistic and Roman worlds. This appointment, divided between the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Jewish Studies Program, will begin in August, 2013. Applications are welcome from candidates with active research interests in any area of this field, including, but not limited to, history, religion, literature, archeology, and language. Candidates must have the ability to teach courses in a source language (Hebrew, Greek, or Latin). The department embraces the entire Mediterranean world in antiquity within its purview and therefore welcomes candidates who can contribute to dialogue across the fields of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

The successful applicant should also demonstrate an active research agenda, and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. Ability to teach lower-level courses is essential. Requirements include Ph.D. completed by July, 2013, teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly publication.

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing (no more than thirty pages), and three letters of recommendation. Please go to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ to apply. Applications received by November 1, 2012 are assured of full consideration, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Senior scholars will be eligible and considered applicants for the Chaiken Family Chair. Those who have applied for the Chaiken Family Chair need not apply for this position and will be considered for both openings. Penn State requires successful completion of background check(s) consistent with the requirements of the job. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workplace.


Tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position with a concentration in Judaism

Submission Application: review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool
Academic Year: The appointment is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2013.
Where: The Department of Religious Studies at KU (The University of Kansas)
Website: https://jobs.ku.edu
Mail: dbsteve@ku.edu

The Department of Religious Studies at KU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in the field of Judaism. The appointment is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2013.

The research specialization is open in terms of historical period and disciplinary approach. However, we are especially interested in candidates whose research incorporates developments in Europe from the late medieval to modern periods. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in languages relevant to the specific area of research and competence in classical Hebrew. Teaching competence is expected in the diversity of Jewish thought and practice.

Candidates should be conversant in approaches and methods central to the academic study of religion, and be committed to incorporating these perspectives into their classes. Commitment to the study of religion as pursued in a state university, a program of continuing research and publication, and teaching excellence are expected. Ph.D. or ABD in the field of Judaism is expected by the start date of appointment. University teaching experience desirable (which may include Teaching Assistantships). For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure all of the above are required, plus an established record of publications, excellence in teaching, and professional service commensurate with KU standards for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Duties include full participation in the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of the Department, and cooperation with broader interdisciplinary initiatives relating to Jewish Studies. The standard University teaching load is two, 3-cr. courses per semester. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department through regular offering of courses on Judaism at the undergrad. and grad. levels and an introductory course on Abrahamic religions, and upon occasion courses in the department's rubric of theory and method.

Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Preliminary interviews with select candidates will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Chicago, November, 17-20, 2012) or by telephone/Skype.

For the online application go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00003223. Applications shall include a cover letter summarizing the candidate's existing research, future research goals, and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching statement. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent separately by regular mail or pdf email attachment (signed) to Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Judaism Search, Department of Religious Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; Phone: (785) 864-4341. Email: dbsteve@ku.edu. Inquiries to same contact.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in faculty members who can contribute to four campus- wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being , Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. The Religious Studies Department encourages applicants with expertise in transnational issues, such as immigration, migration, and diaspora, as they relate to building communities. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning


Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Submission Application: review applications beginning on October 8, 2012
Start Date (estimated): July 2013
Institution: PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Website: http://www.sbl-site.org/careercenter/eis_openings_details.aspx?Id=10603
E-mail Submission: academic.dean@ptsem.edu

Description: Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a position as Assistant Professor of Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies for an initial four-year term, renewable for up to three years. We plan to review applications beginning on October 8, 2012. A basic theological education, normally an M.Div. degree from an accredited school of theology, and a doctorate in Old Testament, are among the requirements for consideration. Candidates should be Christian scholars committed to the preparation of men and women for ministry and be able to work collegially in a Reformed context. The appointee will participate in all degree programs of the Seminary (M.Div., M.A., Th.M., and Ph.D.), sharing in responsibility for required courses and electives in introductory and advanced Hebrew, Hebrew exegesis, topical and book studies, and doctoral seminars. Ability to teach in one or more areas involving ancient Near Eastern backgrounds and cognate Semitic languages would be desirable. The full range of duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary includes service on faculty committees, participation in faculty and departmental meetings and programs, advisement of students, and active faculty participation in the life and work of the school.

Potential applicants should submit a letter of interest, together with a current curriculum vitae, to James Kay, Dean of Academic Affairs, Princeton Theological Seminary, P. O. Box 821, Princeton, NJ 08542. Materials also may be submitted by e-mail to academic.dean@ptsem.edu. Persons wishing to recommend individuals for this position are also invited to write.


Project Manager for the Database "BiBIL"

Where: The Swiss-French Institute for Biblical Studies, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Website: https://recruitingapp-2644.umantis.com/Vacancies/299/Description/3?Redirect=true&customer=2644
Mail: Christophe.Nihan@unil.ch



Past Jobs for 2012




SMART CHAIR IN JEWISH STUDIES

Submission Application: by November 15, 2012
Start Date (estimated): Fall 2013
Institution: Duke University
Website: http://stratplan.duke.edu/a_s_exec.htm
E-mail Submission: shawna.kaufman@duke.edu

Duke University invites applications or nominations of senior scholars for appointment to the position of Smart Family Professor of Judaic Studies to begin Fall 2013, the first of two projected senior hires in our program. We will consider candidates from a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

The University seeks candidates whose have made major contributions to the field of Jewish Studies, who can teach broadly within and beyond their areas of specialization. The holder of the Smart Professorship will further enhance the robust Jewish Studies community at Duke and the NC Triangle and play a major role in the flourishing interdisciplinary research culture at Duke, contributing to the University's high quality undergraduate teaching, complementing our existing graduate program strengths, directing MA and PhD students in his or her field of study, and augmenting Jewish Studies' presence in the context of the Duke strategic plan (see http://stratplan.duke.edu/a_s_exec.htm). The successful candidate will meet the standards in published scholarship, teaching excellence, and outstanding national and international stature appropriate for appointment to a distinguished chair. Duties include teaching a range of lower and upper division undergraduate courses and graduate courses, research, advising, curriculum development, program building and a commitment to public scholarship. Interest in program development and administration is particularly welcome.

Applications should include a cover letter indicating the candidate's interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. The committee prefers that applications be delivered electronically to shawna.kaufman@duke.edu. Applications submitted by mail should be directed to Chair of the Smart Professorship Search Committee, c/o Shawna Kaufman, Campus Box 90029, 102 Allen Building, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Applications received by November 15, 2012 will be guaranteed full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


PROFESSEUR-E ORDINAIRE en histoire des religions antiques (monde greco-romain, Egypte, Proche-Orient)

Submission Application: June 30, 2012
Academic Year: August 2013
Where:UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Website: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/faculte.html


Managing Director for the Centre of Ancient Cultures
(Royal Ontario Museum)

Submission Application: by May 25, 2012
Academic Year: 2012- 2013
Salary: $88,976 - $104,678 per annum
Website: http://www.rom.on.ca/about/jobdetails.php?messageid=5311&ref=retrieve

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is creating an exciting new position that is responsible for the long-term development and coordination of programs, communications, projects, exhibitions and partnerships that support the mission and goals of the Centre for Ancient Cultures.

Qualified applicants should submit a written resume and cover letter by May 25, 2012 to: Linda Knox, Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6. FAX: (416) 586-5827 or email humanresources@rom.on.ca




Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern History
University of Chicago

Submission Application: Review of applications will begin after September 1, 2012
Academic Year: starting date in Fall of 2013.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/brpoq9w

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern History with a starting date in Fall of 2013.




University of British Columbia
Faculty of Arts
Assistant Professor in Classics/Biblical Hebrew for 2012-13

Applications are invited for a 9-month position in Classics at the level of Assistant Professor, without review, in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) in the Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses over the two terms, including Roman Law and some combination of Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek and/or Latin courses. The ability to teach Biblical Hebrew at either beginners' or intermediate level will be an advantage but should not deter applicants who do not have this skill. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct an active program of research and to participate fully in student advising, departmental service, events and initiatives. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Ideally candidates will have completed their PhD and will be able to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. The appointment will run from August 1st 2012 until April 30th 2013. Informal enquiries may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of CNERS, Professor Susanna Braund, at the email address below. Please visit www.cnrs.ubc.ca for information about the department.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a scholarly writing sample, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Please ask your referees to write separately to the address below, to reach the Department not later than the date specified. We cannot accept e-mail applications, but referees' signed letters of support can be sent forwarded as .pdf attachments. Applications and letters of reference should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Susanna Braund, CNERS, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1, to reach her not later than March 19th 2012. E-mail: susanna.braund@ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We encourage all who are qualified to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants from this group are encouraged to self-identify.




Term position in 2nd Temple & Rabbinic Judaism (Brown University)

The Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University in Providence, RI seek to fill a part-time visiting position during the academic year 2012-2013 in the area of Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods. The successful applicant will teach one course each semester and will serve both undergraduate and graduate students. S/he will also be invited to participate fully in the intellectual communities of both units. Questions for further information and CVs of applicants should be sent to Tracy_Miller@Brown.edu


Research Fellow/Academic Fellow in Qumran Studies

Submission Application: October 22nd, 2012
Academic Year: January 1st, 2013
Where: The Faculty of Theology of the Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
Mail: coro@gwdg.de

The Faculty of Theology of the Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen invites applications for the position as "Research Fellow/Academic Fellow in Qumran Studies" with 75% of the regular weekly working time (currently 29.85 hours per week) commencing January 1st, 2013. The position is limited to two years and may be extended by a third year after successful evaluation. Payment will be according to pay grade 13 TV-L.

The appointee to the position will be responsible for the acquisition of external-funding for a project chosen and administered by the successful candidate. The topic has to be Qumran studies. The fellow will further be expected to teach a 2-hour course each semester within the Faculty of Theology. The language of instruction can either be German or English.

The position is housed under the umbrella of the Centrum Orbis Orientalis et Occidentalis, a centre jointly funded by the University and the Gottingen Academy of Sciences. A close co-operation with the Department of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, with the Department for Qumran-Studies at the Faculty of Theology and the research projects of the Academy of Sciences such as the Edition of the Septuagint (Septuagintauntemehmen) and the Qumran-Lexicon is expected.

The applicant should have a completed doctorate (Dr. theol., Dr. phil, PhD) with particular focus on Qumran-Studies or ancient Judaism in one of the following subjects: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Judaic or Religious Studies.

Applications of candidates from abroad are explicitly welcome. The University of Gottingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Persons with disabilities will be given preference when equally qualified.

Please submit your application and supporting documents including a detailed curriculum vitae covering your teaching experience, a list of publications as well as a description of previous experience in the acquisition of external funding and a project outline to

Dekanin der Theologischen Fakultat
der Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
Prof. Dr. C. Axt-Piscalar
Platz der Gottinger Sieben 2
D-37073 Gottingen
The deadline for applications is October 22nd, 2012

We kindly ask you to send copies of your application documents, as no returns will be made. The documents will be destroyed after a period of five months. Application documents can only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope. TOP


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